Solved Desktop.ini virus? Cant remove

October 26, 2013 at 13:20:10
Specs: Windows 8, 3.4ghz 18gb ram
This is my first virus in 6 months and its called Desktop.ini and i cant seem to remove it. ive tryed everything, payed money for anti virus software and cleaning, tryed removing it myself, but nothing works. my mcafee also keeps taking its firewall down automatically. is this the virus's doing? id really like help on this problem.

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October 26, 2013 at 15:14:58
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"payed money for anti virus software and cleaning"
No need to pay for anything, all the tools are free.

As we dismantle the infection bit by bit, that may allow the repeat use of programs, which may in turn pick up more.
Removal of infected parts of the system, may cause other parts to stop working, such as your Internet connection or Services. These we then, have to repair.

If any program won't run ( due to the infection ) let me know.

Copy and Paste the contents of the log/logs after running each program.

1: Download & run Unhide
To run Unhide, simply download it to your desktop and then double-click on the Unhide icon. The program will open a black box and start making the files on your fixed disks visible again. Please note, that this program will not unhide removable drives like flash cards and usb drives as the FakeHDD rogues do not target these types of drives. Once it has finished, the program will display a Windows alert stating that your files have been restored. You should then reboot your computer for all of the settings to go into effect.
Copy & Paste the contents of the log. Let me know if it doesn't produce a log please.

2: Reboot

3: Run RogueKiller
User guide
Official tutorial
If RougeKiller won't run, open IE & turn off SmartScreen Filter.
Download & SAVE to your Desktop.
Quit all programs that you may have started.
Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
For Vista or Windows 7/8, right-click and select "Run as Administrator to start"
For Windows XP, double-click to start.
Wait until Prescan has finished ...
Then Click on "Scan" button
Wait until the Status box shows "Scan Finished"
click on "delete"
Wait until the Status box shows "Deleting Finished"
Click on "Report" and Copy & Paste the content of the Notepad into your next reply.
The log should be found in RKreport[1].txt on your Desktop
Exit/Close RogueKiller.
When completed make sure to re-enable your antivirus.

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October 26, 2013 at 20:09:41
Ive been running the unhide for hours. (2 or 3 hours to be exact) and its done nothing but add dots to the line "processing C:\ Drive ...................................................................."
it usually takes that long or what?

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October 26, 2013 at 23:16:53
thank you for your help. i just decided to hire a professional to do it for me instead for a cheap cost of around $60 from and they removed it :)

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October 28, 2013 at 12:18:08
you can follow the steps as follows:
1)Restart your PC and before windows interface loads, tap “F8” constantly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2)Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Desktop.Ini processes in the Windows Task Manager.
3)Delete all related registry entries in your computer
4)Navigate and remove the associated files:
5) Reboot your computer back to the normal mode and then check.
if are not sure how to remove it by yourself, you can search online computer expert to help you.

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October 29, 2013 at 00:00:09
See if this removal guide helps:

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